Published on February 25th, 2014 | by maxbloggs1
The Dennis Tueart interview – pre League Cup final
The former Manchester City and Sunderland player Dennis Teuart talks to Pocket Manchester about his famous overhead kick against Newcastle in the 1976 League Cup final, his thoughts on the present day squad, and his autobiography “My Football Journey”.
Born in Newcastle but considered too small to play for his hometown club, Dennis Tueart was snapped up by local rivals Sunderland, with whom he sensationally won the FA Cup in 1973 against the mighty Leeds. He signed for Manchester City as the iconic Bell/Summerbee/Lee era came to a close, famously firing the Sky Blues to League Cup glory in 1976 with the overhead kick pictured on the cover of this book.
In 1978 he was signed by the New York Cosmos to replace arguably the world’s greatest ever footballer, Pelé. He returned to City in 1980, eventually playing 268 competitive games and scoring 108 goals for the club he continues to follow, and later played briefly for Stoke, Burnley and Derry City. After hanging up his boots, he forged a successful career in business, one that he combined with his nine years as a director of Manchester City between 1997 and 2007. He now continues to run a successful conferencing business, Premier Events, and still follows City from his executive box at the Etihad Stadium.